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  1. Hi Flowerteacher55. Thank you for responding to my posting. I have oral HSV-1. I do not have genital HSV-1. Since I only have an outbreak once every 12 to 18 months, should I go ahead and begin taking Valtrex? I believe I read and also my doctor told me that when I am not having an outbreak, then there is little or no possibility of me transferring oral HSV-1 to a partner through either kissing or through oral sex. After what my doctor and the literature has said to me is that during periods when I am not having an outbreak, that taking valtrex daily may be like an insurance policy. Provides protection for your partner just in case you begin to have an unnoticed outbreak, but that otherwise, my body is keeping the virus in check and I am not contagious during those time. Your thoughts please. Thank you.
  2. I have been diagnosed with HSV1. I have an outbreak once every year or 18 months. My doctor asked me if I was sure that I wanted to take Valtrex daily since I have infrequent outbreaks. He said valtrex was used during outbreaks of HSV1, but that since mine were so infrequent, he was not sure if there would be a benefit to me by taking valtrex daily. I have looked for scientific literature to see if there is any reduction in transmission of HSV1 orally by taking valtrex daily and I have not found any information to answer that question. Any help or comments are appreciated.
  3. Thank you so much for the encouragement Grace!!! I appreciate you.
  4. I'm so happy for you NJRunnerMom! I'm in a similar situation as you now before your disclosure. I've been dating a woman for the past 8 weeks and our relationship and feelings for each other have become strong. Since the relationship was moving toward intimacy, I thought I should just get a blood test. The test revealed that I am HSV1 positive. I've been asymptomatic so had no idea about it. I need to disclose the test result to her. I am nervous, but at least by hearing your experience, I am assured that some people are out there who are like your boyfriend. Good luck in future with your romance NJRunnerMom. I salute your courage and honesty too.
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